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Women's Bouldering Festival 2020

20-21. September 2020 | Fontainebleau Forest 

Join us for a weekend or camping and climbing in the beautiful Forest of Fontainebleau!

The Women’s Bouldering Festival is a non-profit event inviting participants for the third year running. The WBF connects climbers of all experience levels and facilitates mentorship within the community, so we can share our skills, stories and ethics.

It is a safe space open to all who want to have a great time climbing and continue to grow in the sport and beyond, learning and discussing social equity and responsible recreation.

What’s included in your ticket (Full WBF Pass 2020):

  • Two nights of camping

  • A lovely goodie bag Friday night bonfire and refreshments

  • Morning yoga warm-up with Tiffany Soi

  • A ticket to Karma Climbing Gym to be used in case of rain or within 12 months

  • Saturday night social with snacks, refreshments, talks and a raffle with prizes from our partners

  • Assignment to a group led by a Volunteer Mentor for climbing on Saturday and Sunday

A draft schedule of the event is available here. Please note that you will need your own car or to car-pool with another participant.


To help you pack for the event, a FAQ section will be available soon.

Appropriate social distancing policy will be implemented during the event and communicated to the participants at a later date.


Please note that due to COVID19, the programme of the event might be subject to last-minute changes. In case the event is cancelled, the tickets will be refunded minus the cost of posting goodie bags. Individual refunds can be processed until 31.08.


Full WBF Pass 18-20 September 2020 | EUR 59.00

A Pass for the weekend of climbing, camping, learning and socialising in the beautiful Forest of Fontainebleau.

Locals’ Pass 18-20 September 2020 | free

For those who live locally and want to join the Festival only for climbing on Saturday or Sunday. You will be assigned to a small international group with an experienced Mentor. If you’d like to attend socialising and events at the camping, please purchase a full WBF pass.

Padadise.com bouldering pad rental | donation

A bouldering pad for you this weekend, courtesy of Padadise. Please consider a generous donation that will support Black Girls Hike.

Support Black Girls Hike | donation

Black Girls Hike (BGH) is a safe outdoor space for Black Women founded in Manchester, UK. If you are able to help, we encourage you to donate in support of BGH fundraiser for healing retreats. (Please note that you can make a donation even without buying a WBF Pass.)

Trust, Balance and Relaxation Workshop | Saturday, 19 September 2020 | EUR 12.00

Balance and partnering exercises that can be practised as a warm-up or alongside climbing to increase movement awareness and release tension. Taught by Berlin-based, Fontainebleau-born Marie Zeller who combines contemporary dance and Shiatsu massage in her practice.

Conservation Workshop with the ONF | 21 September 2020 | free

More than 13 million people are visiting the Forest of Fontainebleau every year and the local ecosystem is under tremendous strain. The National Forestry Office (ONF) needs volunteers to help fight erosion caused by human activity. This is your chance to give back to the forest and learn from foresters about its protection. An active rest day and lots of fun - all for a higher purpose! Attendance is free.

Starting at 10:00 am. Exact location in the Forest of Fontainebleau will be announced closer to the date. Families are welcome.